Ghost Youth is the alias I use for works concerned with the production
techniques of popular music and their possible extensions. I already did one about
hip-hop and The Hunter Is A Lonely Heart is about reggae-dub. I compose and perform an instrumental, and then proceed to "explode" it by exagerating the genre's typical production techniques: delay, reverb, phasing as used by King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Scientist and all the great Jamaican producers. What I try to achieve with Ghost Youth is the impression of listening to the effect alone and f itself, and not applied to an existing sound. I want the effect, the production technique, to really become the instrument.
I'm a musician from Paris, mostly use the guitar and the computer.
Here's my discography:
Le Palais Transparent (Free Software Series)
Membra Disjecta (Desetxea)
La Distanciation (Desetxea)
La Salle Des Ordinateurs (Desetxea)
Pays Natal (Resting Bell)
Plage Concrète (Time Theory)
Volatil (Why Not Ltd)
Lipno (Compost & Height)
American Nightmare (Why Not Ltd) with Miguel Prado
I play live, but I have never played outside Paris yet !
I run the label Appel Music (www.appelmusic.org)